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Apprentice Hairdresser

  • The Hair Boutique
  • Truro, Cornwall
  • £6.40 per hour

Working in the salon environment daily and attending college once a week you will learn the craft of hairdressing enabling you to gain your first qualification.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    249087
  • Wages
    £6.40 p/h
  • Hours
    35.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    22/04/2024
  • Start Date
    04/11/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    27 months

  • Location
    Truro
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Hairdressing & Beauty
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Hair professional (ST0213)
  • Employer
    The Hair Boutique

Description

The role will include the following;

· Meeting and greeting clients, taking their coats

· Reception duties – making bookings, answering phone, cash handling

· Assisting Stylists

· Shampooing / Rinsing colours / Conditioning treatments

· Maintaining the cleanliness of the salon – COSHH

· Making Refreshments for the clients

· Helping to make sure the day to day running of the salon goes smoothly

For more information about this vacancy please contact Truro and Penwith College on 01872 305500 (Ref ID: 249087)

Company website : https://www.thehairboutiquetruro.co.uk/

· Good communication

· Organised

· Good timekeeping

· Able to multi-task

  • GCSE or equivalent maths and English grade 2

Knowledge

· Legal, organisational and health and safety regulations relevant to hairdressing businesses.

· How to maintain effective and safe methods of working and infection control when completing hairdressing services.

· Incidents, problems, and accidents that can occur in the workplace and the actions to take, responsibilities for reporting incidents or concerns to a responsible person.

· The types of risk, work related injury and ill health associated with hairdressing (e.g., physical injuries, posture, disorders, disease, viruses, blood, contact, or air borne, dermatitis).

· How to mitigate, conduct and implement a health and safety risk assessment of self and others in the workplace.

· Hairdressing culture and career routes.

· Hairdressing professionalism, values, industry codes of conduct and ethics.

· Employment rights and responsibilities (e.g., contracts of employment, working hours; disciplinary and grievance processes, holiday and sickness absence and pay).

· Client care principles and practices and how to actively promote and respect equality, diversity, and inclusion. (e.g., communication, confidentiality, discretion, comfort, modesty, privacy welfare, limitations required).

· Ways of supporting the mental health and wellbeing of self and client.

· The types of advice and guidance that should be provided prior, during and post service on the maintenance of the look, complementary services, and retail products available in the salon.

· The benefits and drawbacks of using variety of social channels and how social media can be used to promote the business.

· The role and function of the front of house or reception area in a hairdressing business (e.g., services, bookings, payments, retail, upselling and sales).

· The range and use of products, tools, equipment used in hairdressing services, legal organisational requirements for the safe use and storage.

· How to complete and maintain client records in accordance with legal and organisational requirements.

· Teamwork principles, how and when and who to report problems to.

· Methods that promote environmental and sustainable working practices (e.g., recycling, limiting use of single-use plastics, mindful use of energy and water consumption, choosing environmentally friendly products).

· The hair and skin science behind hairdressing services.

· How to complete consultation, examine and analyse the hair, skin, and scalp for hairdressing services (e.g., hair classification type and characteristics tests).

· How to identify the four hair classification types, the limitations in relation to the type of service, products, tools, and equipment that can be used (e.g., 1-Straight hair, 2-Wavy hair, 3-Curly hair, 4-Very curly hair).

· The legal requirements, how and when you should complete hairdressing industry tests (e.g., allergy alert, hair characteristics, test cutting /strand, incompatibility, curl/relaxing development).

· How to recognise contra-indications that would prevent the service and a limiting factor that would restrict a service and when to refer to a general practitioner and or trichologist.

· The science behind shampooing, treating, and conditioning the hair and scalp.

· The techniques and methodology behind shampooing, treating, and conditioning the hair and scalp safety.

· The science behind drying and finishing hair (e.g., hair classification types, hair characteristics, alpha to beta keratin, hair hygroscopicity, humidity).

· The techniques and methodology behind drying, styling and finishing the hair safely.

· The techniques and methodology behind setting and dressing hair safely (e.g., sectioning, winding, setting, styling, dressing hair-up styles, plaiting/braiding, knots, twisting, curls, waves, using additional hair and accessories).

· The cutting methodology, techniques, tools, and equipment required to create different effects, distribution of weight, balance, and shape to create precision and personalised looks (e.g., graduating, layering, thinning, tapering, club cutting, freehand, razoring, sectioning patterns, guidelines, creating texture, scissor over comb, clipper over comb, removing bulk, creating round, square, triangular shape).

· Appropriate storage, disposal of products and adequate ventilation for chemical services.

· The principles of colour selection and the use of the International Colour Chart (ICC).

· The science behind changing the depth and tone of hair.

· The science behind changing the hair classification type using chemical services to add wave or curl.

· The science behind changing the hair classification type using semi-and permanent rearranging chemical services to remove curl or wave.

· The types, uses, precautions, benefits, and consequences of chemical services used in Hairdressing salons to change the degree of curl or straightness of the hair and the depth and tone of colour.

· The techniques and methodology behind changing the hair structure using chemical services to add wave or curl.

· The techniques and methodology behind changing the hair structure using semi-permanent rearranging chemical services to remove curl or wave.

· The techniques and methodology behind permanent rearranging and relaxing of type 3 and type 4 hair classifications.

· The techniques and methodology behind changing the depth and tone of hair, using a variety of techniques (e.g., root regrowth, full head application, partial head application, woven highlights, freehand).

· Evaluation techniques.

Skills

· Adhere to legal and organisational requirements for the safe use of products, tools, materials, and equipment.

· Apply safe, hygienic, and effective methods of working and infection control, while completing hairdressing services.

· Use communication and etiquette that meets industry requirements, suits and is appropriate to the organisation.

· Maintain the client’s confidentiality and comfort (modesty, privacy) at the start and during the service.

· Advise clients (new and regular) pre, during and after service on the maintenance of the look, complementary services, and retail products available in the salon.

· Promote yourself, your organisation, products, and services via a variety of social channels.

· Carry out wider salon duties to support the salon business (e.g., services, bookings, payments, retail, upselling and sales).

· Use a range of products, tools, equipment used in Hairdressing services in accordance with legal organisational requirements.

· Complete and maintain client records in accordance with legal and organisational requirements.

· Work as part of a team to support the salon businesses.

· Use working methods that promote environmental and sustainable working practices.

· Carry out a consultation, examine and analyse the hair, skin and scalp and complete relevant industry tests (e.g., hair classification type and characteristics tests).

· Identify (question/observation) any contraindications or limiting factors that are likely to affect or influence the service.

· Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp.

· Dry and finish hair using a range of techniques to create a range of looks, that meets the intended shape, direction, balance, and volume agreed with the client.

· Use current setting and dressing techniques to create a range of looks that meets the intended shape, direction, balance, and volume agreed with the client.

· Cut hair using a range of technical skills and cutting techniques to create a range of looks, considering weight distribution, cutting angles, balance and degree of graduation, and the natural growth patterns of the hair, length of the hair.

· Restyle hair to create a personalised short or medium (above the shoulder) length hair cut, changing the shape, length and style hair using a range of cutting techniques.

· Complete a range of hair colouring and lightening services to change the depth and tone using current colouring techniques.

· Evaluate the results of the service.

Behaviours

· Facilitates safe working practices, ensures safety of self and others, challenges safety issues.

· Flexible and adaptable to changing working environments and demands, demonstrates forward thinking to adopting new ways of thinking and working.

· Communicates and behaves appropriately, is always helpful and courteous and adapts behaviour in response to each client and situation.

· Demonstrates professionalism and a passion for the industry with a commitment to quality whilst working to complete services in a commercially viable time and to a high standard in a time pressured situation.

· Meets organisational and industry standards of appearance and maintains a positive attitude, observes professional ethics, and works as part of a team.

· Maintains professional ethics, time management, self-management, integrity, respect, empathy, client confidence and confidentiality and discretion.

· Shows a willingness to learn.

· Well presented

· Team player

· Motivated

· Polite

· Approachable

  • On successful completion of the apprenticeship there is a possibility of a future job role.
  • Working Times: 9am. to 5.30pm.
  • Working Days: The salon is open Tuesday to Saturday and you will be required to work during these days as directed.

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